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How a UK teen diagnosed her own rare illness - written off as 'CFS'

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by natasa778, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    Original article behind a paywall in The Times http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-a-teen-diagnosed-her-own-rare-illness-gct2gd2qx

    but more details available here: Dying 13 Year Old Diagnoses Her Own HPV Vaccine Injury that Stumped Doctors

     
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  2. Cheesus

    Cheesus Senior Member

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    Don't worry, your daughter only has an incurable, highly disabling, life-changing disease.

    Good on her for putting in the effort that so many doctors won't.
     
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    AndyPR RIP PR :'(

  4. JPV

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    I've been speculating for years that many, if not all, subsets of this illness may have been caused by vaccines. I believe that the medical industry, and it's cronies in government, are entirely afraid of the ramifications of something like this. That is probably why no serious effort is made to research it and why patients have been demonized as being psychosomatic. The truth might just subject them to financially crippling lawsuits if it was ever revealed.
     
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  5. undiagnosed

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    Good for her. There's going to be more and more cases of people doing this kind of self diagnosis. From the excerpt, it says:

    Amelia wrote a 1,700 word account of her clinical history, attached the medical paper and her conclusions with it, and sent it to Professor Russell C Dale, a paediatric neurologist at the University of Sydney.

    I'm curious how she discovered this professor. That's what I'm struggling with currently is finding a researcher who will engage with me.
     
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    Cheesus Senior Member

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    I think he was possibly the doctor who made the initial diagnosis on the other patient and subsequently wrote an article about it. At least that is what I infer as the initial patient was in Australia and so is this professor, whereas Amelia is British.
     
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    undiagnosed Senior Member

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    Ah, that would make sense. Thanks. That actually gives me an idea for how I may be able to better target researchers.
     

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